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July 28 at 10:30am

Movie Cliches 101: Plagiarizing Yourself

By Ted Hope

If there are only six good stories — or is it twelve? twenty-three? forty-two? — how many good lines are there?  Clearly Aaron Sorkin thinks there is a limited supply.  Write something good once, might as well write it again, right?  

It’s been out and around for awhile but I still find “Sorkinisms — A Supercut” kind of remarkable.  


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  1. LEONRAYMOND / Jul 28 at 10:30am

    Okay, Okay, that is more of example of Clique and racism, open up the oportunites for others to enter and you will see a lot of new fresh lines coming from down trodden new writers who write  where they live and write from vast different experiences other than the Great white male  

  2. Occupy Wear / Jul 28 at 10:30am

    Ah, so that’s why I can’t stand that overrated hack.

  3. Jennifer Ussi / Jul 28 at 10:30am

    That’s rather unfair – most the lines that are repeated are exactly what people would say. And out of the millions of lines that he has written, a few repeats such as, oh, I don’t know – “you think” being repeated a few times is hardly hack status. Give me his credits and you can call me hack all you want. 

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